This is a superior vintage Navajo Native American jewelry Native American jewelry silver bowguard. The bright, bold Kingman turquoise stone is front and center of the rectangular silver shield as hand carved feathers radiate out to the north and south, reaching the hand stamped borders that frame the entire 4" x 3" shield. Meanwhile, hand stampings form arches to guard the sides of the apple shaped stone. The black leather bowguard measures about 14" x 4" with a leather strap for adjustability. The center stone measures around 3/4" x 5/8". Signed by Navajo Native American jewelry Native American jewelry artist, Ted Smith. Sterling silver. Cir. 1970's+. Sturdy 88 grams. MAKE US AN OFFER- We like to be flexible! Send us your reasonable offer on this piece(s), you have nothing to lose. The most common email we receive is from buyers who waited too long and someone bought it before they did. LAYAWAYS- Please contact us prior to purchasing and we can work out an easy 0%-interest Paypal/ Money Order lay-a-way plan that fits your budget. (Item must be of $100 value or more).